Attempted Abduction Under Investigation

Police say it took place Wed.along Hillcrest Dr.


Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick Police are investigating an attempted abduction.

Authorities say at around 3:20 PM on Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl was walking along Hillcrest Drive near McCain Drive when a man driving a white van approached her. He tried to abduct her, but she managed to get away and call police. The van drove away along McCain Drive.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 5-5 and 5-8, with dark hair and tattoos on his arm.  His vehicle is a white work van with light green lettering between rear wheels and up the sliding doors. It has a roof rack, but no equipment was stored on top.

Patrol officers and detectives conducted a canvass of the area, and a lookout was broadcast to other law enforcement agencies.

Frederick Police say officers will be doing routine patrols in this area following the incident.

Anyone who has additional is asked to call Frederick Police at   301-600-2102, or contact the lead investigator, Detective Steve Radtke, at 240-549-4579. Citizens can remain anonymous and call the Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477), or send a text message to 240-674-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be sent by e-mail to [email protected].


By Kevin McManus